The Association of Black Cardiologists has awarded Dr. Gbenga Ogedegbe, vice dean of the College of Global Public Health, the Dr. Daniel D. Savage Memorial Science Award. This award is ABC’s highest honor and recognizes scientific achievement in the areas of cardiovascular disease and research. Dr. Ogedegbe is being recognized for his implementation of evidence-based behavioral interventions targeted at cardiovascular risk reduction in minority and low-income populations.
Dr. Ogedegbe is principal investigator on numerous NIH-funded projects including a recently funded Center for Stroke Disparities Solutions, and he has served on numerous NIH study sections. He has co-authored over 200 publications and his work has been recognized by receipt of several research and mentoring awards including the prestigious John M. Eisenberg Excellence in Mentorship Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). He is a member of numerous scientific committees and expert panels of the NIH including the former 8th Joint National Committee on the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertension (JNC-8), which develops guidelines for the evaluation and treatment of hypertension. He is a fellow of the American Heart Association, American Society of Hypertension, American College of Physicians and the Academy of Behavioral Medicine.